Book Trailer & Giveaway: Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Enter to win Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made and a signed doodle by Stephan Pastis (Candlewick, 2013)(sample chapter)(activity kit). Publisher sponsored. Eligibility: North America.

 From the promotional copy:

Meet “detective” Timmy Failure, star of the kids’ comedy of the year. Created by New York Times best-selling cartoonist Stephan Pastis.

Take eleven-year-old Timmy Failure — the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Throw in the Failuremobile — Timmy’s mom’s Segway — and what you have is Total Failure, Inc., a global enterprise destined to make Timmy so rich his mother won’t have to stress out about the bills anymore.

Of course, Timmy’s plan does not include the four-foot-tall female whose name shall not be uttered. And it doesn’t include Rollo Tookus, who is so obsessed with getting into “Stanfurd” that he can’t carry out a no-brainer spy mission.

From the offbeat creator of Pearls Before Swine comes an endearingly bumbling hero in a caper whose peerless hilarity is accompanied by a whodunit twist. With perfectly paced visual humor, Stephan Pastis gets you snorting with laughter, then slyly carries the joke a beat further — or sweetens it with an unexpected poignant moment — making this a comics-inspired story (the first in a new series) that truly stands apart from the pack.

Cynsational Notes

Attention Central Texans! Stephan Pastis will launch Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at BookPeople in Austin. Note: there will be cake.

Check out the book trailer for Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis (Candlewick, 2013)(sample chapter)(activity kit).

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10 thoughts on “Book Trailer & Giveaway: Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

  1. I think it gave me a good idea of what to expect from the book, pretty funny really. I particularly enjoyed the music. Detective movie noir at the beginning morphing into something more humorous toward the end. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. You had me at "mistakes were made." I love the book trailer and I can hardly wait to read this. My name is already on the hold list for the pre-ordered ebook. I love sharing books that I've discovered with young readers at the library where I work….I hope this is one.

  3. The Timmy Failure trailer is just too cute, I love it! I thought the illustrations fit really well with the background music, and it had a little humor which was a plus. Thanks for featuring it on Cynsations 🙂

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